[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

SRFI 9's default printer doesn't handle cyclic data structures

From: Chris K. Jester-Young
Subject: SRFI 9's default printer doesn't handle cyclic data structures
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 23:33:59 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

[Crossposted from bug-guile@ since my message isn't posting there. :-(]

Hi there,

I've been playing around with Guile's implementation of SRFI 45 (which
uses SRFI 9), and have noticed something interesting: if you run the
following code in the REPL, printing out the value of the promise will
cause a stack overflow:

    (use-modules (srfi srfi-45))
    (define promise (delay promise))
    (force promise)

    #<promise val: module/ice-9/format.scm:38:0: In procedure format:
    module/ice-9/format.scm:38:0: Throw to key `vm-error' with args `(vm-run 
"VM: Stack overflow" ())'.

However, if I change the SRFI 45 code to use Guile's native records,
it prints correctly:

    #<promise val: #<value tag: eager proc: #-1#>>

For reproducibility, I attached the diff to make SRFI 45 use Guile
native records.

So, it seems like SRFI 9's record printer doesn't handle cycles in the
record data very well. Unfortunately I don't know how to fix this (I
tried looking at the printer for Guile's native records, but couldn't
figure out what made it special enough to handle cycles correctly), so
no fix is attached.

Many thanks,
--- module/srfi/srfi-45.scm     2011-02-08 22:38:34.000000000 -0500
+++ module/srfi/srfi-45.scm     2011-07-23 20:24:51.000000000 -0400
@@ -37,15 +37,21 @@
-  #:replace (delay force)
-  #:use-module (srfi srfi-9))
+  #:replace (delay force))
-(define-record-type promise (make-promise val) promise?
-  (val promise-val promise-val-set!))
+(define <promise> (make-record-type "promise" '(val)))
+(define make-promise (record-constructor <promise>))
+(define promise? (record-predicate <promise>))
+(define promise-val (record-accessor <promise> 'val))
+(define promise-val-set! (record-modifier <promise> 'val))
-(define-record-type value (make-value tag proc) value?
-  (tag value-tag value-tag-set!)
-  (proc value-proc value-proc-set!))
+(define <value> (make-record-type "value" '(tag proc)))
+(define make-value (record-constructor <value>))
+(define value? (record-predicate <value>))
+(define value-tag (record-accessor <value> 'tag))
+(define value-tag-set! (record-modifier <value> 'tag))
+(define value-proc (record-accessor <value> 'proc))
+(define value-proc-set! (record-modifier <value> 'proc))
 (define-syntax lazy
   (syntax-rules ()

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]